"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
I have said I'd quit and never farm again, yet, here I am once more! It seems that in the end, happiness is what you make of it, whether it be to strive for greatness or to simply spend time with friends. Even monotonous tasks can become lively when you are spending time with the people you know. William Shakespeare once said: "for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so".
While I am still obligated to real life duties, I decided to use the free time I have on this game to spend time with my friends.
How oddly appropriate that the day I return coincidentally lie on the same day as the Sirens of War expansion and 2x drops? It's almost as if I am wanted back to PK asap despite my original intentions to lay low for a bit! With that said, I bring you the pk video from our newest instance, the Nation Wars!
As of this video, I am definitely rusty and my sense of the game has conflicts. Having came back from a game called Raiderz, where survival depended on actively dodging as opposed to cleric heal spams, I had to readjust to PWI's control and play style. Moreover, my last experience of pvp on this game was on Perfect World Vendetta, where I had double my hp and took only half as much damage. Not only that, but the difference in genie skills due to my level difference, my skill bar arrangement due to the need for MP pots, and the fact that I am demon as opposed to sage did not help at all in removing the rust. I hope that my mistakes are forgiven as surely I will now have to practice again to de-rust myself. I can't do what I could do on Vendetta, but I still I hope this video can still be just as entertaining as all the rest!
Currently, I am residing in the faction called God which is a faction with people from all over the server. At the current moment, I have no desire to join any major faction due to a variety of reasons, so unfortunately I will not have too much to offer in the tw fields for a while. The TW field have changed so dramatically during the 2 months that I was gone. It is a rather shocking sight which I find hard to comment on. But no more of that, for I did not return on a sad term!
Nation Wars on the other hand, is possibly one of the most interesting instance that PWI has ever done to date. Never before have there been an instance where you can practically farm your end game gears by means of PvP! Sure there is the Thursday PvP Tournament, the Tuesday Dragon Temple and TW, but this is entirely different in terms of both reward and execution. The event is designed with much more thoughts towards balancing of player gear difference as reward is handed out to everyone based on their contribution, as opposed to a sudden death environment like the thursday tournament. This provides a setting in which people can engage in mass pk, have fun, and receive great rewards for doing so. The design is rather simple, your squad gets put into a random nation and you work as a mercenary for that nation. You pick a land to attack, and a 20v20 battlefield is started which people are able to join and leave freely. A flag spawns and one person must carry it to their base to score points. First team to the required amount of points wins the land. The entire event last 2 hours in which you can attack multiple territories and score points for yourself and your nation. The rewards are then distributed at the end of the 2 hours. The rewards however, are rather controversial due to its effect of making farming Nirvana obsolete and screwing over people who worked for G16. While I agree that it did screw over a lot of people who acquired G16, I do not feel that this event is a bad thing. In fact, I believe that this would make pvp a lot more interesting. Many people are surprisingly undergeared when the R9 concentration of one faction is spread out into multiple instances. I would hate for purify to be introduced in the game once and for all, but that is merely hoping for delays to the inevitable. I am prepared to expect a lot of newly geared foes on the battlefield and I can expect that things will be a lot more interesting now!
And for those that I killed, it is nothing personal and I hope you had as much fun as I had.
And maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to achieve the ideal build which I hoped for! DPS for me is a thing of the past. I am moving on to the future of the DPH build, for better or for worse. We'll see, in no more than 2 month's time.
With all that said, I hope you all enjoy this video!
Zsw - Level 103 Demon Assassin - Dreamweaver (PvE)
Roger Shah feat. Adrina Thorpe - Island (Antillas Vocal Mix)
Damian Wasse - Into The Love (Club Mix)
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